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By-election: INEC breaks odds, holds orderly election in Zamfara

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Zamfara State office conducted the Bakura by-election for the office of state assembly members in spite of tension in the state.
The N election materials and personnel reached the polling units and voting points around 8:00am on Saturday.
Also  the electorate turned out en mass in most of the polling units including S/Kaya, Rufan Ajiya, Kwana Kalgo and Gamji.

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The conduct of electorate was orderly and presence of security at the polling areas was adequate to prevent crises.
There were few skirmishes between supporters of some candidates in S/Kaya polling unit but the timely intervention of security led to the arrest of a major suspect.
There were some allegations of vote buying by some party faithful who accused others of using money to influence voting in some polling units.

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